Race and Slavery Petitions Project

Petition 11386301 Details

State:South Carolina
Location:Fairfield
Location Type:District/Parish
Salutation:South Carolina To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives
Filing Date:circa 1863

General Petition Information

Abstract:Thirteen Fairfield District residents seek a limit on the number of "able Bodied Negro men" employed in the turpentine business; their employment there greatly reduces "the number of Hands, that ought, we think, be employed in raising such Provisions as the Salvation of our Cause depends upon." The petitioners further argue that since cotton is restricted, turpentine should also be limited. In addition, they contend that "those hands employed in the above business being mostly Hired, and Provisions so very high many of them will live by Committing depredations on the Neighbouring Cribs and Stock while there is not white men enough left in the County to do Patrol duty."
Result:No recorded result
# of Petition Pages:3
Related Documents:Sponsor: James Bartholomew McCants, House, Fairfield District (1858-1864)
Pages of Related Documents:0

People Associated with Petition 11386301

Slaves:0
Free Persons of Color:0
Defendants:0
Petitioners:9
Other People:0

Citation Information

Repository: South Carolina Department of Archives and History, Columbia, South Carolina

  • Records of the General Assembly
  • Document Number ND #3237
  • Page: frames 468-70
  • Microfilm: Reel #1, frames 468-470

Processing Information

Record Created:10/18/1997
Record Final Edited:4/1/1998
Record Last Updated on:11/21/2008 4:35:00 PM